Dr. Mohammed Imam, DDS
After receiving a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Nigeria in 1986, Dr. Imam practiced in Nigeria before moving to the United Kingdom, where he received training in Oral Surgery. Dr Imam attended New York University College of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1999.Since that time, he has continued to expand his knowledge and skills through continuing education courses. He also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU College of Dentistry for fifteen years (1999-2014). In his thirty-plus years in dentistry, Dr. Imam has maintained a high standard of care through which each individual patient can harness whole-body wellness.
Dr. Imam is dedicated to providing the highest level of dental care utilizing state-of-the-art technology with an emphasis on holistic dentistry. A member of the Academy of General Dentistry, he has received two additional years of training in implant dentistry as well as two years of additional training in TMD and orofacial pain, all four years at NYU. It is in these three areas that Dr. Imam has a special interest.
Dr. Imam and his wife have two daughters. In his free time, he likes to travel, watch movies, and play tennis.
Dr. Shafiulla Khan
Dr. Khan has been practicing dentistry for more than thirty-five years. He earned his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry in 2001, after having previously received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. As a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Dr. Khan maintains many hours of continuing education each year. Areas of focus have included TMJ therapy, orthodontics and implant dentistry. Additional memberships include the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the International Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Khan treats patients with the goal of helping them enjoy healthier, more joyous lives. He and his wife have one daughter, who is currently in college. He enjoys hiking, reading, photography and travel.
Cathy Ames - Office Manager and Nutritional Counselor
Cathy brings thirty-plus years of dental experience to her position, which complements her passion for helping patients understand how their mouth affects their entire body. After several years of working in the dental profession, Cathy returned to college and received her Bachelor's degree in Health Education with an emphasis on Nutrition. In addition to helping our office run smoothly, she plays a vital role in patient care thanks to her unique educational background. Cathy has been married for forty years. She and her husband have one daughter, a granddaughter and a black Lab named Joe. The family enjoys travelling, golf and other outings together.
Mary Lynne Murray-Ryder - Registered Dental Hygienist and Periodontal Therapist
Mary Lynn appreciates working in a practice where the standard of dentistry has been elevated to promote health and wellness. She has more than ten years of experience in her profession and treats patients with a caring attitude and gentle touch. Award winning hygienist Mary Lynn and her husband are avid golfers and are passionate about their Dallas Cowboys team.
Jake - Registered Dental Hygienist
Our hygienist extraordinaire, Jake, has been with us for fourteen years. She enjoys working with patients on formulating a plan for prevention based on their unique needs. From a holistic perspective, a lot can be done to prevent and treat problems like gum disease. Patients appreciate Jake's gentleness in care and her friendly attitude. Jake loves spending time with her two sons.
Kimberly Gordon - Registered Dental Hygienist
Kimberly has been a practicing hygienist since 2001. She brings a great deal of clinical experience and a strong dedication to patient care to our team. Kimberly enjoys taking an integrative holistic approach to the prevention and treatment of oral conditions. Outside of the office, she enjoys tennis and hiking.
Gail LaGross - Dental Assistant
Although Gail is trained to assist in a number of dental procedures, she is also happy to pitch in with front-desk duties when needed. Her fifteen-plus years of experience are a valuable asset to our timely schedule, and her dedication to continuing her education is beneficial for our patients and our team. She is proud of her role in helping to guide patients toward better health and wellness. Gail is married with two children and three grandchildren. She loves staying active chasing them around, camping, mountain biking, and going to the gym.
Samantha King - Certified Dental Assistant
Samantha graduated as a dental assistant in 2011 after completing her educational program at the University of Maine in Augusta. Especially interested in orthodontics, she enjoys working with patients of all ages and loves helping them transform their smile into something they feel proud to show off. Samantha is an integral part of our team who is committed to patient comfort. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé Devin and their lab Bailey. She also likes to go hiking, kayaking, shopping and fishing with friends and family.
Bailey Burgess - Dental Assistant
As Bailey assists with various dental procedures, focus remains consistent on ensuring each patient has a positive experience in our office. Bailey has received training and has passed the DANB Radiation Health and Safety Exam. Away from the office, Bailey enjoys cooking, shopping, and time with friends.
Crystal DaCosta - Dental Assistant
Registered dental assistant Crystal is certified in CPR and also certified to perform x-rays. She feels grateful to MCDM patients for their role in making our work environment so pleasant. When assisting with dental procedures, she does all that she can to make each patient feel comfortable and at ease. Crystal is one of the relatively few adults who can still hula hoop!
Loretta Pease - Dental Assistant
Loretta is certified to perform x-rays and appropriate dental treatments. She is also CPR certified. Loretta's experience and pleasant attitude fit perfectly with our holistic ideology and our passion for helping individual patients. She enjoys crafts and reading.
Nya Burgess - Administrative Staff
For the past 19 years, Nya has been a familiar sight in our office. She assists patients with scheduling and checking in and also explains treatment plans and insurance matters. Nya enjoys working with a team that values overall improvement, and she continually does her part by bringing her best to the office on a daily basis. Away from work, Nya enjoys camping with her family and going to stock car races.
Sirena - Administrative Staff
Sirena is an integral part of our front-office team. She assists with scheduling and a variety of other important tasks, always wearing a smile as she works. Sirena is attending college to earn her degree in Business and Marketing. She feels fortunate to work with our team, which encourages professional growth. She is mother to two wonderful children, and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and camping.